Our best win of the season: Orr

Justin Carney

It was a win that the club needed desperately and one that moves them off the foot of the ladder, as the Castleford Tigers defeated Hull KR 32-24, after recovering from an 18-12 deficit.

“I thought the lads played really well, ” said Orr.

“We were pretty good in the first half and the second half was probably the best we have played this year and we thoroughly deserved our win.

“The lads were in a really confident mood at half-time and although Hull KR scored after 10 seconds into the half, we still had 39 and a half minutes to put it right.

“The lads dealt with it and got with the game. We played some pretty good stuff in the second half. We held the ball really well and we turned the ball over in the right areas of the field.

“I thought Kirk Dixon and Michael Shenton had outstanding games on our right. They both defended strongly and attacked really well.

“I also thought Jamie Ellis had one of his better games. He was dangerous with the ball and put in some really good kicks.”

The loss was one that Hull KR could ill-afford, though, as they lost their 3rd straight game.

Despite that, however, coach Craig Sandercock was pleased with his side’s overall effort and enthusiasm, praising facets of his side’s defence.

“Nothing went particularly wrong. I’m pretty proud of the boys,” said Sandercock.

“I’ve never been involved in a rugby league game where one side has defended their own line for the entire 80 minutes.

“CastIeford had enough ball to win 50 games, let alone one. For us it keep it close and defend like we did was a pretty good effort.

“Our ball control was not what it should have been but for the boys to be competitive was a good effort in the end.

“Of our eight automatic selections that missed today, I am hopeful that six of them will be back within the month and hopefully then we’ll see a bit more consistency.”

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